supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
  • Deprivation and cancer inequalities in Scotland

    Created: 04/12/2022
    News/Events Category: General News

    Thousands of extra cancer cases are linked to deprivation in Scotland, according to Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

    The charity has found that around 4,900 extra cancer cases a year are linked, which equates to 13 cases a day. Those living in the poorest areas are also more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage when cancer can be harder to treat successfully.

    Smoking is the biggest cause of cancer in Scotland and it continues to be far more common in deprived communities. Nearly 7% of cancer cases each year in Scotland are caused by excess weight, making it the second biggest risk factor and those living in deprived areas are also more likely to be overweight or obese.

    More info here.

    What now?
    See other news/events in the General News category
    Go to the main News page
    Tell us about your own news

Suggest an update/report an error/enquire about this page

News/Events Categories:

Children and Families (80 items)
Climate/Environment (9 items)
Community Events (4 items)
Consultations (10 items)
Employability (37 items)
Funding and Finance (47 items)
FVA News (15 items)
General News (11 items)
Goods, Donations and Services (1 item)
Governance (6 items)
Health and Social Care (69 items)
Job Vacancies (13 items)
Partnerships, Networks and Forums (25 items)
Social Enterprise (1 item)
Technology (5 items)
Training and Learning (64 items)
Volunteering (31 items)

Go to the main News page

Share your news/events

It's free! Tell us about your event, news, training, vacancy etc. by completing a short form and we'll add it to our e-bulletins and website - accessed by thousands of people every month.

Sign up to our e-bulletins

Subscribe to our e-bulletins today to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and events across Fife's Third Sector.

Sign up for e-bulletins now